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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 115 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

94% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$220 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$829K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

1,932

2014

5,249

2015

5,129

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE HCL 1,060

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

196

patients, 47% of all patients

O 1 24
OXYCONTIN 584

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 418

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 40
DIAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 36
METHADONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 46
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 51
FENTANYL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 49
GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 47
MORPHINE SULFATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 55
LIDOCAINE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

12 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 62
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 73
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 75
HYDROMORPHONE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 77
CARISOPRODOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 63
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

20 88
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.